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Arizona Sees New Highs In COVID-19 Ventilator, ICU Bed Use

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Arizona is reporting all-time highs in the use of ventilators and beds in intensive care units for coronavirus patients. The state Department of Health Services posted that 671 COVID-19 patients were on ventilators and 936 were occupying ICUs as of Sunday. Hospitals were hovering around 90% capacity. Health officials report another 1,357 confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths.  Arizona has seen more than 120,000 cases and 2,200 deaths. However, the number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested or can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

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